25/07/2014

Hamas' Exploitation of Civilians in Operation Protective Edge

 

 Following the United Nations' Human Rights Council decision to establish an inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Gaza (http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/PressRoom/2014/Pages/UNHRC-decision...), please see the following document which clarifies Israel's position.

 

Background

 

On 12 June 2014, the day Hamas terrorists abducted and murdered three Israeli teens in the West Bank; Hamas resumed launching rockets from Gaza on Israeli cities. For three weeks Israel showed great restraint and repeatedly indicated its desire to avoid further escalation, but Hamas' incessant missile attacks on Israeli communities continued, culminating in a barrage of 70 missiles fired on July 7th alone. Israel was left with no choice but to respond militarily to defend its civilian population.

 In recent years, Hamas, designated as a terrorist organization around the world, including by the US, the EU and Canada, has invested heavily in a formidable terrorist infrastructure, including some 12,000 missiles capable of hitting most of Israel's territory. It has also built dozens of attack tunnels to infiltrate Israel for the purpose of killing and kidnapping Israeli civilians.

 

The main objective of Operation Protective Edge is to restore quiet to Israel's citizens. Israel's right to defend itself has been widely recognized by the international community, including most recently by EU foreign ministers on July 22nd. Israel's actions are intended solely to curtail Hamas' terrorist capabilities in Gaza and do not target the people of Gaza in any way.

In recent years, Hamas, designated as a terrorist organization around the world, including by the US, the EU and Canada, has invested heavily in a formidable terrorist infrastructure, including some 12,000 missiles capable of hitting most of Israel's territory. It has also built dozens of attack tunnels to infiltrate Israel for the purpose of killing and kidnapping Israeli civilians.

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23/07/2014

UNRWA CONDEMNS PLACEMENT OF ROCKETS, FOR A SECOND TIME, IN ONE OF ITS SCHOOLS

UNRWA condamne le stockage de roquettes, pour la 2 ème fois dans ses écoles

AGENCY DEMANDS FULL RESPECT FOR THE SANCTITY OF ITS PREMISES IN GAZA

Gaza

Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip. As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two other UNRWA schools that currently each accommodate 1,500 internally displaced persons.

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Under Rocket Fire from Gaza, Humanitarian Aid Continue

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (8 July) 673 trucks entered Gaza Strip via Kerem-Shalom crossing, carrying food, medicines and medical equipment.

For VIDEO of IDF soldiers providing aid to Gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpsxiMrgVK4


Since the beginning of the operation the following amounts were provided to the Palestinians via Kerem-Shalom crossing:

    • 2.8 million liters of diesel for the power station in Gaza Strip
    • 1.4 million liters of fuel
    • 304,000 liters of gasoline for transportation
    • 1084 tons of gas for domestic needs.

 

Erez Crossing: Since the beginning of the operation, 1,272 Palestinians entered Israel from Gaza and 1,066 from Israel into Gaza. So far, Israel has coordinated 27 cases of back-to-back ambulance procedures, mainly from Gaza to Israel (58 Palestinian patients were hospitalized in Israel) and Jordan, but also vice versa. 247 Jordanian field hospital staff members crossed into Gaza to replace their colleges. 1000 units of blood from Jordan and the Red Cross were transferred to Gaza.

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22/07/2014

Barnéa Hassid, Consul général d'Israël en France : «Le Hamas s'est servi des civils comme protection»

Barnéa Hassid, Consul général d'Israël en France : «Le Hamas s'est servi des civils comme protection»

Publié le 22/07/2014 à 08:18

 

Comment analysez-vous l'invasion terrestre de Gaza par Israël ?

On se trouve dans une situation où on fait face à une organisation terroriste dans la bande de Gaza qui attaque la société civile israélienne impunément. Nous avons essayé de ne pas nous laisser entraîner dans un conflit militaire. Nous avons privilégié une solution diplomatique au départ, mais à partir du moment où le Hamas a fait usage de la force avec l'envoi de roquettes sur la population civile israélienne, la situation exigeait une réaction.

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